Little Chef provided Hayle with Britain's most southern and western service area.
Catering: Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre, McDonald's Drive Thru, Starbucks Drive Thru Amenities: Premier Inn, Travelodge, Children's Play Area (at Brewers Fayre) Outdoor Space: Grass verges only; Children's Play Area (at McDonald's) Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for cars at all facilities, with four large vehicle bays available next to McDonald's. No overnight HGV parking is available.
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Trivia and History
The petrol station was built in the 1960s, on the old alignment of the A30. Following the opening of the Hayle Bypass in 1984, Trusthouse Forte sought to expand the facilities available here. They eventually opened the Hayle Little Chef next to the forecourt in 1989.
The Premier Inn, its adjoining pub and the McDonald's all opened opposite the original service area around 2000, with new signs placed on Carwin Rise to differentiate between the two sets of facilities. The Premier Inn later received a first and second floor extension in 2015, with the ground floor being retained as parking.
Facing increased competition (especially as the McDonald's was more visible), the Little Chef closed in 2004. Travelodge then built a hotel on part of the former restaurant car park, and plans were made for the Little Chef to reopen to coincide with the hotel opening. However, the owners of Little Chef fell into financial difficulties and the restaurant remained closed.
The building was filled with original signs, equipment and promotional materials, which remained there for a long time, even after every other Little Chef had closed. It was eventually demolished by EG Group in January 2019, who replaced it with a new Starbucks Drive Thru, opening on 20 December 2019.
Four Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points were installed here in 2020, but due to local power supply issues, they are yet to be switched on. Work is currently ongoing to upgrade the power network in the area here and it's hoped that they will go live in September 2023.
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